Dr Alex Scrimshire

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Dr Alex Scrimshire

Research Associate


Mr Scrimshire joined SHU in 2014 as a post-graduate teaching assistant, contributing to material science and engineering subjects for undergraduate students. Alex’s PhD focused on Mössbauer spectroscopy of energy storage and catalyst materials and has gained subsequent expertise with glass and ceramic materials in his current role as a postdoctoral research associate.


Alex gained a BEng (Hons) degree in Forensic Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University in 2014. He remained at SHU to complete his PhD studies in advanced characterisation techniques of catalytic and energy storage materials. Alex’s main expertise is with Mössbauer spectroscopy, although experienced in other forms of material characterisation.

During his time at SHU Alex has delivered material on undergraduate modules for material science and metallurgy related courses.

Now a postdoctoral research associate, Alex is working closely with industrial and academic connections using 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy, and is currently involved in the Sheffield Innovation Programme, working with Sheffield-based businesses. The SIP project aims to stimulate local business growth and stimulate relationships between academia and industry within the Sheffield city region.

Specialist Areas of Interest 

  • Materials Engineering
  • Glasses and Ceramics
  • Energy Storage
  • Catalysis


Sheffield Innovation Programme


Journal articles

Mitchell, A.L., Lee, S.H., McEnroe, D.J., Null, E.L., Sternquist, D.A., Hufziger, K.A., ... Gross, T.M. (2023). Antimicrobial Fe 2 O 3 -CuO-P 2 O 5 glasses. Scientific Reports, 13 (1). http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-44743-x

Mitchell, A., Lee, S., McEnroe, D., Null, E., Sternquist, D., Hufziger, K., ... Gross, T. (2023). Antimicrobial Fe2O3-CuO-P2O5 glasses. Scientific Reports.

Janani, R., Majumder, D., Scrimshire, A., Stone, A., Wakelin, E., Jones, A.H., ... Bingham, P. (2023). From acrylates to silicones: A review of common optical fibre coatings used for normal to harsh environments. Progress in Organic Coatings, 180. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2023.107557

Rigby, J., Dixon, D., Klouzek, J., Pokorny, R., Thompson, P., Scrimshire, A., ... Bingham, P. (2023). Alternative reductants for foam control during vitrification of high-iron High Level Waste (HLW) feeds. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 608. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2023.122240

Martínez de Irujo Labalde, X., Grievson, H., Mortimer, J.-.M., Booth, S., Scrimshire, A., Bingham, P., ... Hayward, M. (2022). Suppression of Fe-cation migration by indium substitution inLiFe2-xInxSbO6 cathode materials. Chemistry of Materials, 35 (1), 337-346. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c03418

Rigby, J., Dixon, D., Cutforth, D., Marcial, J., Klouzek, J., Pokorny, R., ... Bingham, P. (2022). Melting behaviour of simulated radioactive waste as functions of different redox iron-bearing raw materials. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 569. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2022.153946

Stewart, D., Scrimshire, A., Thomson, D., Bingham, P., & Barron, A. (2022). The chemical suitability for recycling of zinc contaminated steelmaking by-product dusts: The case of the UK steel plant. Resources, Conservation & Recycling Advances, 14, 200073. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcradv.2022.200073

Martínez de Irujo-Labalde, X., Scrimshire, A., Bingham, P., Suard, E., & Hayward, M. (2022). Conversion of Li2FeSbO5 to the Fe(III)/Fe(V) phase LiFeSbO5 via topochemical lithium extraction. Chemistry of Materials, 34 (5), 2468-2475. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c00156

Martínez De Irujo-Labalde, X., Scrimshire, A., Bingham, P., Suard, E., & Hayward, M.A. (2022). Conversion of Li2FeSbO5 to the Fe(III)/Fe(V) Phase LiFeSbO5 via Topochemical Lithium Extraction. Chemistry of Materials, 34 (5), 2468-2475. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c00156

Backhouse, D., Guilbot, A., Scrimshire, A., Eales, J., Deng, W., Bell, A., ... Bingham, P. (2022). Biomass Ashes as Potential Raw Materials for Mineral Wool Manufacture: Initial Studies of Glass Structure and Chemistry. European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A Glass Technology, 63 (1), 19-32. http://doi.org/10.13036/17533546.63.1.003

Turner, R., Bots, P., Richardson, A., Bingham, P., Scrimshire, A., Brown, A., ... Hamilton, A. (2021). (Hydroxy)apatite on cement: insights into a new surface treatment. RSC Materials Advances. http://doi.org/10.1039/D1MA00320H

Gao, Z., Yang, X., Jones, E., Bingham, P., Scrimshire, A., Thornton, P., & Tronci, G. (2020). An injectable, self-healing and MMP-inhibiting hyaluronic acid gel via iron coordination. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 165 (B), 2022-2029. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.10.079

Ahmadzadeh, M., Scrimshire, A., Mottram, L., Stennett, M., Hyatt, N., Bingham, P., & McCloy, J. (2020). Structure of NaFeSiO4, NaFeSi2O6, and NaFeSi3O8 glasses and glass-ceramics. American Mineralogist: an international journal of earth and planetary materials, 105 (9), 1375-1384. http://www.minsocam.org/msa/ammin/toc/2020/index.html?issue_number=09

Hasanli, N., Scrimshire, A., Bingham, P., Palgrave, R., & Hayward, M. (2020). Structure and Magnetism of the Rh4+-containing perovskite oxides La0.5Sr0.5Mn0.5Rh0.5O3 and La0.5Sr0.5Fe0.5Rh0.5O3. Dalton Transactions: an international journal of inorganic chemistry, 49, 11346-11353. http://doi.org/10.1039/D0DT02466J

Gao, Z., Carames-Mendez, P., Xia, D., Pask, C., McGowan, P., Bingham, P., ... Thornton, P. (2020). The Facile and Additive-Free Synthesis of a Cell-Friendly Iron(III)-Glutathione Complex. Dalton Transactions. http://doi.org/10.1039/D0DT02331K

Muhammed, K., Scrimshire, A., Sterianou, I., Bell, A., & Bingham, P. (2020). Physical properties and sinterability of pure and iron-doped bismuth sodium titanate ceramics. Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, 56 (4), 1441-1449. http://doi.org/10.1007/s41779-020-00461-5

Ali, A., Khan, I., Zhang, B., Nomura, K., Homonnay, Z., Kuzmann, E., ... Kubuki, S. (2020). Photo-Fenton degradation of methylene blue using hematite-enriched slag under visible light. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-020-07238-x

Ali, A.S., Nomura, K., Homonnay, Z., Kuzmann, E., Scrimshire, A., Bingham, P.A., ... Kubuki, S. (2019). The relationship between local structure and photo-Fenton catalytic ability of glasses and glass-ceramics prepared from Japanese slag. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-019-06726-z

Ali, A.S., Ishikawa, S., Nomura, K., Kuzmann, E., Homonnay, Z., Scrimshire, A., ... Kubuki, S. (2019). Mössbauer and photocatalytic studies of CaFe2O4 nanoparticle-containing aluminosilicate prepared from domestic waste simulated slag. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-019-06715-2

Ahmadzadeh, M., Olds, T.A., Scrimshire, A., Bingham, P., & McCloy, J.S. (2018). Structure and properties of Na5FeSi4O12 crystallized from 5Na2O–Fe2O3–8SiO2 glass. Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry, 74 (12), 1595-1602. http://doi.org/10.1107/S2053229618014353

Ahmadzadeh, M., Olds, T., Scrimshire, A., Bingham, P., & McCloy, J. (2018). Structure and properties of Na5FeSi4O12 crystallized from 5Na2O-Fe2O3-8SiO2 glass. Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry, 1595-1602. http://doi.org/10.1107/S2053229618014353

Mary, N., Rebours, M., Castel, E., Vaishnav, S., Deng, W., Bell, A., ... Bingham, P. (2018). Enhanced thermal stability of high-bismuth borate glasses by addition of iron. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2018.07.061

Page, J., Topping, C., Scrimshire, A., Bingham, P., Blundell, S., & Hayward, M. (2018). Doped Sr2FeIrO6 – phase separation and a Jeff ≠ 0 state for Ir5+. Inorganic Chemistry, 57 (16), 10303-10311. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01539

Cassidy, S.J., Orlandi, F., Manuel, P., Hadermann, J., Scrimshire, A., Bingham, P., & Clarke, S.J. (2018). Complex magnetic ordering in the oxide selenide Sr2Fe3Se2O3. Inorganic Chemistry, 57 (16), 10312-10322. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01542

Deshkar, A., Ahmadzadeh, M., Scrimshire, A., Han, E., Bingham, P., Guillen, D., ... Goel, A. (2018). Crystallization behavior of iron- and boron-containing nepheline (Na2 O●Al2 O3 ●2SiO2 ) based model high-level nuclear waste glasses. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 102 (3), 1101-1121. http://doi.org/10.1111/jace.15936

Scrimshire, A., Lobera, A., Bell, A., Jones, H., Sterianou, I., & Bingham, P. (2018). Determination of Debye Temperatures and Lamb-Mössbauer Factors for LnFeO3 Orthoferrite Perovskites (Ln = La, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd). Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 30 (10). http://doi.org/10.1088/1361-648X/aaab7d

Bingham, P., Vaishnav, S., Forder, S., Scrimshire, A., Jaganathan, B., Rohini, J., ... Vienna, J. (2017). Modelling the sulfate capacity of simulated radioactive waste borosilicate glasses. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 695, 656-667. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.11.110

Scrimshire, A., Lobera, A., Kultyshev, R., Ellis, P., Forder, S., & Bingham, P. (2016). Variable temperature 57Fe-Mössbauer spectroscopystudy of nanoparticle iron carbides. Croatica Chemica Acta, 88 (4). http://doi.org/10.5562/cca2782

Theses / Dissertations

Scrimshire, A. (2019). Investigations of catalyst and energy storage materials using 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Bingham, P. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00194

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